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Thanks for the #visitstcharlesil shoutout @itsmykindoftownchicago ! . We have lots of activities planned for the Memorial Day weekend - the Fine Arts Show May 27-28, the Memorial Day Parade and Picnic on Monday at 10 am.; the indoor Farmers Market on Friday from 9 am to noon at Baker Methodist Church; concerts at the Arcada Theatre; Sculpture in the Park at Mount Saint Mary Park and much more. . . Check out the event calendar at visitstcharles.com for details! . . #cityofstcharlesil #stc_cityside #stcharleschamber #onlyinillinois #enjoyillinois
This is it ladies and gents, the major sightseeing attraction of Vandalia Illinois, the fire breathing dragon! 🐉🔥😂 #firebreathingdragon #fightingtherustyknight #onlyinillinois
Chicago Botanic Garden
Immerse yourself in what you love and you'll never work a day in your life... in this case nature and an overwhelming sunset for me!
This is the first of the photos from Riverview Park on 5/20/17. If you followed my photos for a while this is a familiar view. I love the stone wall and the curvy leading line it creates. Had to edit out a couple of teenagers at the far end but I'm getting pretty good at that. I have a few more coming form this location that I'll mix in along the way. #landscapephoto #landscapephotography #photosergereview #hdr #hdr_lovers #hdrphotography #hdr_beautiful_landscapes #onlyinillinois #illinois #rightonq #mississippiriver #sunsets #sunsetphotos #sun #riverviewpark
Took our training to Stone Bridge Trail before our storm came in. There were bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels and bicycle riders on the trail this morning, but she listened and stayed. #dogtraining #nature #hiking #onlyinillinois #gsd #gsdofinstagram #husky #huskiesofinstagram #labrador #labsofinstagram #dogs
Spring means beautiful rainbows! 🌈💞💞 ——————————————————— Todays feature goes to: @heyd50 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎉🎉 Congratulations and thank you for sharing with all of us! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 . Please take a moment to visit the artists page and show some love and support! ❤️ . Your Illinois_shots team: 🔷Mod: @xxashleyrosephotos . 🔶Founders: @lakes.77 and @sarafinky . . Feature chosen by: @xxashleyrosephotos 💖 . 📍Photo location: Chicago, Illinois . Disclaimer: For a chance to be featured, please use our #Illinois_shots tag! By tagging us, you're giving us permission to repost your work. 😊😊😊😊 #enjoyillinois #chicity_shots #illinois #ilnature #midwestmoment #nature_illinois #outdoorillinois #naturalillinois #chicity_shots #resilientfuture #onlyinillinois #makingillinois #chicagoburbs #theworld_thru_youreyes #midwest #stateofillinois #landoflincoln #midwestlife #igersmidwest #is_heyd50
Happy World Turtle Day! Today we highlight the common snapping turtle, which has a large, long neck; massive head; and powerful, hooked, beaklike jaw. In the wild, it can reach 45 pounds. Its tail is as long as its relatively plain shell, which is brown, olive gray or black. Unlike other turtles, it cannot completely retreat into its shell for protection, but it compensates by having powerful jaws. . Snapping turtles can live in most bodies of waters, especially shallow, mud-bottomed backwaters and ponds with aquatic vegetation. They usually lay buried in the mud with their eyes and nostrils exposed. Being omnivores, snappers eat invertebrates, carrion, aquatic plants, fish, birds and small mammals. . Learn more about turtles native to DuPage County at dupageforest.org
Tuesday morning vibes #lookup
There isn't a clear path too success... everyone's journey is unique. So it's all up to you to create that path!
I was half tempted to slide right down, but we hiked down instead.
It took 10-12 two and a half seconds long photos to create this 30 secondish long photo. That is the Memorial Bridge in the background and the fountain of Bicentennial Park in the foreground (Quincy, IL). This was taken on 5-17-17. I have a few more long exposures from this day so you may bump into similar compositions and colors as I post them. #landscapephoto #landscapephotography #photosergereview #longexposure #longexposureshots #beautifullandscapes #memorialbridge #onlyinillinois #quincyil #quincyil #rightonq #mississippiriver #longexposure_shots #longexposures
Wanted to be understood. I tried in this town but I couldn't scream anymore, at the voices inside of my head. - - Come check out Desert Noises on August 23rd at Off Broadway in St Louis. - - - - - #desertnoises #runthroughthewoods #27ways #illinois_shots #midwestsnaps #onlyinillinois #hike_soill #illinoisdnr #nature_illinois #sunset #skyporn #pictureline #viewbug #vicivisuals #fotostation #igersmidwest #rendlake #agameoftones #nature_perfection #soill #midwestisbest #midwestmoment #mightymidwest #neutraldensity
Visit downtown St. Charles to view the more than 60 Adirondak chairs adorned by local businesses or residents for the Downtown St. Charles Partnership's 'chair-ity' event. Some of the chairs will be up for auction with bidding opening the first week of June. . . #cityofstcharlesil #enjoyillinois #onlyinillinois #visitstcharlese
Start the week FUN 👌🏼
Love walking into caverns like this where you literally are walking through a stream of water coming from the waterfall. #footsteps #cavern #getyourfeetwet
——————————————————— Todays feature goes to: @rasha_albarazi ⭐️👏🏻🎉 Congratulations and thank you for sharing with all of us! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 . Please take a moment to visit the artists page and show some love and support! ❤️ . Your Illinois_shots team: 🔷Mod: @xxashleyrosephotos . 🔶Founders: @lakes.77 and @sarafinky . . Feature chosen by: @lakes.77 . 📍Photo location: Palos Heights, Illinois . Disclaimer: For a chance to be featured, please use our #Illinois_shots tag! By tagging us, you're giving us permission to repost your work. 😊😊😊😊 #enjoyillinois #chicity_shots #illinois #ilnature #midwestmoment #nature_illinois #outdoorillinois #naturalillinois #chicity_shots #resilientfuture #onlyinillinois #makingillinois #chicagoburbs #theworld_thru_youreyes #midwest #stateofillinois #landoflincoln #midwestlife #igersmidwest #is_rasha_albarazi
High wind warning #lookup
Saw this in a flooded field on the way to,work. I am pretty sure the words "hold my beer" were involved somehow 😂😂😂 #onlyinillinois
This is a view of the west side of Washington Park in Quincy, IL. There was a lost of glare in this photo and I cleaned it up the best I could. I was also hoping for a little more of a sun star but I got there a little late and the sun was falling fast. I may try this one again in the future. #landscapephoto #photography #landscapephotography #hdr #hdr_lovers #hdrphotography #hdr_beautiful_landscapes #hdr #onlyinillinois #illinois #rightonq #historichouse #historicbuilding #historicalplace
——————————————————— Todays feature goes to: @balloggphoto ⭐️👏🏻🎉 Congratulations and thank you for sharing with all of us! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 . Please take a moment to visit the artists page and show some love and support! ❤️ . Your Illinois_shots team: 🔷Mod: @xxashleyrosephotos . 🔶Founders: @lakes.77 and @sarafinky . . Feature chosen by: @lakes.77 . 📍Photo location: Chicago,Illinois . Disclaimer: For a chance to be featured, please use our #Illinois_shots tag! By tagging us, you're giving us permission to repost your work. 😊😊😊😊 #enjoyillinois #chicity_shots #illinois #ilnature #midwestmoment #nature_illinois #outdoorillinois #naturalillinois #chicity_shots #resilientfuture #onlyinillinois #makingillinois #chicagoburbs #theworld_thru_youreyes #midwest #stateofillinois #landoflincoln #midwestlife #igersmidwest #is_balloggphoto
Couldn't pass up capturing this #cloudporn ⛅☀🌞
I've had this one for a while. This is the view from the south side of Washington Park looking east down Maine St. I have another from the same day, but it is a view of the buildings along the west side of the park. I'll see if I can find it and post it later today or tomorrow. #landscapephoto #landscapephotography #hdr #hdr_lovers #hdrphotography #hdr_beautiful_landscapes #hdr #onlyinillinois #illinois #rightonq